Rocket League's Tournaments Beta is set to go live next week. The beta will only be available to players who have purchased their copy of the game via Steam. The Tournaments Beta version of the game will replace the Live version you already have installed.
According to Psyonix' Spring 2018 development roadmap , Rocket League's Tournaments will soon have a beta version that you'll be able to test out via Steam. The developer's community manager, Devin Connors wrote a post announcing the 'Tournaments Beta' version of Rocket League.
The beta will be available for download via Steam starting on Wednesday, 21 February 2018, and ending two days later. The beta will help the developers test out the Tournaments system's functionality and the new UI.
The Rocket League Tournaments Beta is available to everyone who owns a copy of the game on Steam. You get access by visiting your Steam Library on 21 February 2018 and right-clicking Rocket League. From there, you'll select Properties and click the Betas tab in the pop-up window, before choosing Tournaments Beta from the drop-down list.
After you do all the steps and close the pop-up window, your Steam client will update Rocket League to the beta. Once this is done, you will be able to create your own tournaments and join competitions created by other players.
Mr. Connors would like you to keep in mind that the Tournaments Beta version of the game will replace the Live version you already have installed. However, it will not mess with your XP, inventory, replays, or other player data. Your control configuration and some audio and video settings may change.
Competitive Playlists will not be available in the Tournaments Beta. If you, at any given moment, want to hop back into a Competitive Playlist, just go back to the Betas tab and choose None - Opt out of all beta programs. Steam will then download the latest Live version of Rocket League. Easy peasy. There will be no cross-platform functionality in the Tournaments Beta.
The Beta will start at 6:00 PM GMT 21 February 2018 and end at 1:00 AM on 24 February 2018. Devin Connors finished the announcement by saying that they're "going to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars all year long" and encouraged you to look for the logo in all of their trailers throughout 2018.